Local News

  • Honoring Mary

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Regular visitors to the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Seniors Center are not strangers to retirement.

    However, the party they attended was to celebrate a special retirement for a special person.

    Senior Center director Mary Wilson is retiring after 12 years of fun daily activities, special parties, hot meals and plenty of love.

    The seniors reciprocated that love with a special party in Wilson’s honor, including gifts and visits from some of Wilson’s past and present co-workers.

  • Process set to begin in mayor’s suit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the first time since Sept. 8, all six members of the Shepherdsville City Council were present and accounted for.

    But that didn’t mean all six were ready to cast a vote on particular issues.

    After the Feb. 9 appointment of Brian James as the mayor through November, two councilmembers filed a lawsuit stating concerns over the legality of the situation.

    Under advice of their attorney, Mark Edison, councilmembers Larry Hatfield and Bernie Brown were in attendance. However, they did not participate in any votes.

  • Repairs on tracks still facing tall financial hurdles

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The promise of adding restroom facilities for the outdoor sports at North Bullitt High may be broken.

    And the prospects of being able to resurface the three tracks in the county could be a dead deal also.

    For the past three years, members of the Bullitt County Public School Board have been going in circles trying to find a way to resurface the track facilities.

    Each time, they face hurdles -- mainly budgetary in nature.

    During its March work session, Scott Kremer brought the board the latest bid proposals.

  • Three indicted for firing firearm into home

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three individuals have been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for allegedly discharging a firearm in a person’s home.

    William D. Wright, John F. Nichols and Anna B. Coffman were each indicted on three counts for complicity to wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, the three were in the home of a woman on Jan. 25, 2016.

    They pointed and then discharged a firearm, which put three occupants in danger.

    This is a Class D felony, which is punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

  • Metro United Way to help homeless in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For Bullitt County citizens working to combat homelessness, they currently find themselves feeling somewhat homeless.

    In recent months, the county has dealt with the closing of Shepherd’s Shelter, an organization that assisted with homeless issues, including temporary rental housing.

    Other organizations have developed since that time, trying to pick up the slack and assist any way they can.

  • KSP warning public about phone scams

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Kentucky State Police Post 4 is asking for citizens to be aware of Telephone Scams where the caller is purporting to represent the KSP.

    The KSP has not entered into any agreement with any fundraising organizations and furthermore has never solicited money over the phone.

    We have received reports in the last few days that citizens are receiving these calls and want to make the public aware.

  • Li-HEAP funding extending through April 30; applications through Multi-Purpose CAA

     Due to the low spending of LIHEAP funds through the state of Kentucky, the crisis phase has been extended to April 30, unless funds run out prior to that time.

    This program is administered through the Community Action Agencies in Kentucky.

    During the crisis phase, a low-income household must bring a copy of a disconnect or past due notice on heating bills.

    Applicants whose rent includes their heating costs must bring an eviction notice.

    For more information, contact the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency at 543-4077.

  • Junk days to return during April

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Can you believe that over 52 tons of garbage was recycled in the past year through efforts of various groups in Bullitt County?

    It’s true, according to a report filed with state officials by Bullitt County solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield.

    The county receives an annual litter abatement grant. For the past year, the county received $72,158 and spent every penny of it.

    In fact, Hatfield said, the county spent $91,261.53. That includes billable time for things likes the use of county road department equipment.

  • Special Concert: Emily makes sure before she passed that parents would enjoy Kid Rock

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—For many, a new year means new chances and saying goodbye to the past.

    It can also be a time many people dread, fearing that a new year could mean leaving behind a lost loved one.

    Joe and Patty Curtsinger expected there to be tears last New Years. Their daughter, Emily, had passed away June 9 from liver failure, a battle she’d fought her entire life.

    But, thanks to Emily’s encouragement and a little help from the Dream Foundation, the family was able to celebrate with a family tradition: a Kid Rock concert.

  • Smith not looking for praise; honored for her mission work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— For most of the world, the weather determines whether or not a jacket is needed for the day or if a weekend trip to the lake will be enjoyable or not.

    For Pleasant Grove Baptist Church member Karen Smith and the rest Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team, the weather determines where she will spend the next two weeks.

    “If you’re in disaster relief, you always have one eye on the weather,” Smith said.